WHAT TO EXPECT
When you and your doctor decide you’re a good candidate for cataract surgery, you’ll schedule the appointment. Although the procedure is typically quick, there are a few ways you can plan for what to expect before, during, and after cataract surgery to make the process run more smoothly. Routine cataract surgery risks, irrelevant to lens selection, could be minor, temporary, or affect patients’ vision permanently. Rare complications are worsening of vision, bleeding, or infection. Discuss all risks and benefits with your eye doctor before surgery.
Before cataract surgery
Cataract surgery is a quick, simple procedure, but there are a few ways you can prepare to help make sure the process is as smooth as possible.
Whether you choose manual or laser, cataract surgery is one of the most successful surgeries of its kind and can be completed in about 15 minutes per eye.
After cataract surgery
Vision improvement after cataract surgery can be immediate, but there are still some precautions and things to look out for after your procedure – including care for your eye.